Jennie: Researchers at MCG studying obesity paradox, cardiovascular risk in HIV patients

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF)– Thanks to new drugs, the once-deadly HIV infection is now a chronic condition.

Studies show cardiovascular disease is becoming the leading cause of death in these patients. The NIH recently gave a $2 million grant to scientists at the Medical College of Georgia, who are also figuring out why these newer drugs cause weight gain, which appears to -limit- the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemele and PA Jonelle Poe join me to explain their findings.

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